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Theologian Natalia Marandiuc explores the meaning of home and the authenticity of self in a world of both beautiful and toxic difference.

Theologian Natalia Marandiuc explores the meaning of home and the authenticity of self in a world of both beautiful and toxic difference. She is Assistant Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology, and author of The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self.

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  • Natalia Marandiuc, The Goodness of Home: Human and Divine Love and the Making of the Self.
  • The globalized world suffers from an impoverishment of heart.
  • Home is a fraught place.
  • Homes give human relationships sturdiness that Earth alone does not provide.
  • Home as a noun and a verb.
  • Using the neuropsychology of attachment
  • Home as a dynamic that “allows for continuities and discontinuities.”
  • Growing into freedom and agency.
  • “Godself inhabits human relations of love, human attachment, therefore there is a dual creative act”
  • Creative agency of home can be uses for good and bad.
  • Retrieving the goodness of difference from origin stories.
  • Healing by reweaving human relations.
  • “A love-rich theological anthropology.”
  • “The reformation of our imagination at one level and a reformation of our ability to act in the world.”
  • Home, self and love each as triads that cannot be divorced.

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